World Class Speakers

The speakers will offer you insights into the megatrends, technology utilization, logistics, procurement and SCM. After the LOGY Conference you will be able to consider new thinking and initiatives that will support your organisations growth in a changing environment.



Dr. Philipp Bremen, VP Integrated Logistics, Head of Business Development EMEA, Kuehne + Nagel

Bremen has been working for Kuehne + Nagel for 9 years, in various management positions, in Europe and South America and is now responsible for business development of 4PL services in EMEA based in the headquarters in Switzerland. With an engineering degree and supply chain management PhD, he has broad experience in driving technological innovations, digitilization and overall performance for supply chains of various industries such as Consumer, Pharma and Industrial.

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Matthias Fischer, President & CEO, Toyota Material Handling

Matthias has over 30 years of industry experience, holding several management positions in Europe after starting in Hamburg as a management trainee.

Since being appointed as President and CEO of Toyota Material Handling Europe in 2012, he has been driving changes based upon the Toyota values: challenge, kaizen, genchi genbutsu, respect and teamwork.

Last year, the company announced a major investment in a Smart Connected World. Since then, all electric warehouse trucks are equipped as standard with integrated telematics, with the ability to connect to the I_Site fleet management tool. Today, over 100,000 trucks are connected, with data available to help customers improve in areas such as safety, productivity and energy.

The ultimate goal, and also the vision of Toyota Material Handling Europe is Zero Muda: zero waste thanks to a seamless flow of goods and data.

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Dr. Antje Huber, Head of Strategy and Marketing & Chief of Staff, DHL Freight

Dr. Antje Huber is Head of Strategy and Marketing and Chief of Staff at DHL Freight since beginning of 2017. Before she joined DHL Freight, she held several positions at Deutsche Post DHL Group, for example as Senior Expert within Corporate Development focusing on Market Research or as Director Marketing Service at DHL Paket. She further held the position of VP Innovation, with a special focus on robotics, analyzing and developing innovative technologies for the Deutsche Post. Before Antje joined DPDHL in 2003 she worked for a consultancy, focusing on strategy and marketing for SME companies, that she founded in 1999.

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Krista Huhtala-Jenks, Head of Ecosystem & Sustainability MaaS Global

Krista Huhtala-Jenks has been working on developing the revolutionary Mobility as a Service concept for several years. At MaaS Global, the world's first true MaaS operator with its Whim service, as Head of Ecosystem & Sustainability Krista focuses on spreading the open ecosystem approach, working closely with all stakeholders interested in making MaaS a reality. Having previously worked on MaaS policy and legislation at the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications she strongly believes that MaaS is the win-win solution for people's mobility needs and the society. Besides her day job, Krista moonlights as a hardcore metal head.

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Sami Karling, Head of Finland Sourcing, CPO

Sami has more than 20 years’ experience from Sourcing and Procurement from multiple industries leadership positions, and current works as Head of Finland Sourcing for Telia Company, and Country CPO for Telia Finland.

Prior joining to Telia, Sami was seven years in Food Industry (Vaasan, Apetit procurement) and eight years with Nokia procurement leading IT, MRO, Telecommunication, and Facility services categories.

Sami has M.Sc in Production technology and economy from Helsinki University of Technology. He lives in Helsinki, Finland with his family and his interests include skiing, arts and boating.

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Joyce Koskei, Indirect Purchasing Regional Manager, Africa, Wärtsilä

Joyce Koskei's areas of expertise are continuous Improvement in business, business support function and people development. In her position at Wärtsilä she is working with diverse multi-cultural, cross borders operations for a multinational company to sustainably support business profitability.

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Tianran Li, Customer Success Manager, ePassi

Tianran is a B2B expert in mobile payments and an emerging technology lover. He helps corporate clients develop proper services to their customers, and enables them to run efficient operations to succeed in the digital world.

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Michelle M. Meyer, Client Executive, Supply Chain Strategic Accounts, Gartner

Michelle Meyer is a supply chain professional dedicated to client service. Her primary focus is always building great teams to improve supply chain capabilities. She has worked in both industry and consulting across a variety of industries including chemicals, automotive OEM, high-tech, food and beverage, healthcare, and industrial manufacturing. She has worked in transportation/logistics, distribution operations, order management, network optimization, and consulting doing work ranging from strategy development, S&OP, scheduling, procurement, organization design, large ERP implementations (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JDA) and large-scale business transformation program/project management. Michelle is the 2020 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business teaching Supply Chain and Logistics Management where she received the university-wide Excellence in Teaching award, and is a 1988 graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder Leeds School of Business with a B.S. degree in Transportation and Logistics.

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Sami Naffakh, COO, Arla Foods

Sami Naffakh is COO at Arla Foods, a farmer-owned dairy cooperative with sales in more than 120 markets, an annual intake of 14 billion kilos of milk and also the world’s largest producer of organic dairy products. With 25 years comprehensive international leadership experience in fast moving consumer goods Supply Chain, Sami aims to secure competitive operations to meet increasing global demand for safe, affordable and sustainable dairy. He has initiated a significant transformation of supply chain, including increased digitalisation and automation as well as optimised processes and investments. The goal is to increase competitiveness, agility and sustainability to quickly adapt to evolving consumer trends and customer requirements.

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Annika Nevaste, Industry Leader, Google Cloud

Annika Nevaste is Industry Leader for Google Cloud responsible for the business across public cloud offerings and workloads in Finland. Annika has 16 years of experience in leading IT roles and driving growth. Prior to joining Google, she was country manager for IoT, Watson and Digital Experience and a member of the IBM Finland leadership team.

She has long experience in technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, customer experience, data and AI and applying the solutions for concrete business results on a global scale. Annika is passionate about innovation, change leadership and how by putting together the right technologies, processes and people for companies to achieve the greatest disruptions.

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René Falch Olesen, CCO, DSV Group

René Falch Olesen started his career in Freight Forwarding in 1983. Since then he has worked with DSV in various roles within Operations and Commercial activities and in a number of different countries (Denmark, France and United Kingdom). Working from a base in London he currently holds the role of Group Chief Commercial Officer of DSV. In this role Rene covers a number of global roles related to the commercial development of the Group. This ranges from Global Account Management to Corporate Innovation. In the last category the new DSV Lead Logistics entity was formed and launched. 

“Since I began my career everything has accelerated. We live in a world of fast changes, and if we don’t keep up we can’t grow. We have to improve productivity all the time without necessarily working harder as individuals. We can do this through clever use of new technology, and by adapting our organisation all the time.” “Right now, we need to align our many decentralised units without losing the freedom and agility that is part of our DNA. That is a challenge I love taking on, and one that I know we will have to succeed in in order for us to be at the very top of our profession."

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Jere Räisänen, Founder, leader, partner and challenger of scaleup companies.

Jere Räisänen founded his first company when he was 19 years old. After couple of years of entrepreneur career, he was elected to have Young Entrepreneur of Finland -award. In 2018 he was elected to have The Entrepreneur of Finland -award in main series. During his now almost 20 years long career, he has been in key roles in many success stories like Elcoline Group, Moose Industries, 3D Talo to name a few.

Today Mr. Räisänen is focused to work with scaleup companies. So what does the scaleup company mean? “Together we make strategy how will we change the company to the next level. In Elcoline for example, we started our scaleup in 2014 when our turnover was about 4M€. Now in 2019 our turnover is 30M€ and our aim is that in 2023 we are in 100M€ turnover series. Working in such strong growing company like Elcoline is very interesting and it gives very good possibility for personal growth for example in a context of leadership, for all key persons of the company."

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Mika Salmijärvi, Supply Chain & Logistics Director, Kesko

Mika Salmijärvi is Supply chain and Logistics Director in Kesko Building and technical trade division. He has been working in Kesko in several positions since 1990.

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Sauli Savisalo, Director, Infrastucture, National Emergency Supply Agency

Sauli Savisalo leads the Department of Infrastructure at National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA) which promotes business preparedness especially for serious disruptions and exceptional situations in the areas of digital society, cyber security, logistics, finance and media.

Sauli Savisalo has more than 10 years of work experience at NESA, two years in business and about 30 years in the development of management systems and information management in the Finnish Defense Forces.

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Glenn Sawyer, Global Product Champion for Intelligent Asset Management, SAP

Glenn is an International Thought Leader with twenty-five years’ experience in the Enterprise Software space. Early in his career Glenn launched two IT startups focused on global manufacturing automation. He joined SAP in 2010 and is currently the Global Product Champion responsible for SAP’s Cloud Intelligent Asset Management. He is a passionate practitioner of understanding organizations operational maturity and consulting companies moving from ordinary to best in class. He is considered an industry expert in Digital Transformation, Asset Management, IOT, Supply Chain Management & Intelligent Manufacturing.

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Juha Taskinen, Customer Fulfillment Manager, Ikea Suomi

Juha Taskinen on IKEA-tavaratalojen logistiikan huippuosaaja, joka kehittää työkseen entistäkin ympäristöystävällisempää tavarantoimitusketjua koko IKEA-maailmaan. Juha on tehnyt 30-vuotisen IKEA-uran, jonka aikana hän on ollut useissa eri tehtävissä Suomen, Ruotsin ja Venäjän IKEA-organisaatioissa. Nykyisin Juha työskentelee kahdessa eri roolissa: Suomen Customer Fulfillment Managerina ja globaalissa logistiikan kehitystiimissä.

Juha Taskinen is an IKEA department store logistics expert who is working to develop an even greener supply chain for the entire IKEA world. Juha has a 30-year career in IKEA, during which he has held several positions in IKEA organizations in Finland, Sweden and Russia. Today, Juha works in two different roles: as a Customer Fulfillment Manager for IKEA Finland and in the Global Logistics Development Team.

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Juha Teinilä, Sales Director, Pakettipiste

Juha Teinilä is a truly long-term transportation and logistics professional. For decades, he has worked with customer solutions in Finnish logistics. He has been implementing demanding SCM solutions throughout the supply chain. Package traffic has therefore always been closest to his heart. In his current position he has been creating the Pakettipiste consumer solution. In all of his activities, he has always kept the sales first, and has generally held sales and marketing leadership roles.

At LOGY Conference, Teinilä talks about whether a customer-driven logistics company can succeed.

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Marcell Vollmer, Chief Innovation Officer, Celonis

Marcell Vollmer focuses on supporting customers and partners to define and execute digital transformation strategies globally. A thought leader in procurement, supply chain, finance and shared services, Marcell’s expertise lies in defining digital transformation strategy and to make Run Simple a reality for global customers and consumers by delivering high cost and additional procurement savings.

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Peter Vesterbacka, Entrepreneur, former Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds

Peter Vesterbacka is an entrepreneur from the Heart of Eurasia, Helsinki, Finland. Branded communities co-created and initiated by Peter include the HP Bazaar, Mobile Monday, Slush and Startup Sauna to name a few. He was the Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds for many years taking that brand to unprecedented heights. Peter is also currently adjunct professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tongji University, one of the leading universities in China. In 2011 Time Magazine named Peter one of the 100 most influential people on the planet. Peter is currently building the Tallinn tunnel creating gravity and enabling the future growth of the Finest Bay Area.

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Juha Äkräs, Chairman of the Board, Hintsa Performance

Juha is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Hintsa Performance. Additionally Juha works as Executive in Residence in Aalto University, School of Business, Department of Management. Juha is co-leading a research program called “The Exponential Work Project: Cascading Wellbeing Climate & Organizational Performance” - a joint research project by Aalto University, Hintsa Performance and Ilmarinen (pension fund).

Professional background: Juha has worked as Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Nokia Oyj, member of Nokia Executive Board and of Nokia Siemens Networks Board of Directors. Before these, he worked in multiple business manager roles e.g. Senior Vice President of Core Networks, Nokia Networks. Moreover, Juha has had multiple positions of trust in business and in non-profit organisations.

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